The American company Google ends up in trouble following its incognito browsing: the accusations are very serious.

Google incognito browsing is often used by users for various reasons. At the top of the page there is a screen in which it is ensured that any path will not be traced but recently a story has been highlighted in which it seems that the American company operates differently.

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For about four years, Google has been accused of tracking and identifying browsing data even in Chrome’s incognito mode. The accusations have become more and more insistent and have led us to consider what Google has done as a very serious matter given the premises of incognito browsing. The accusations led to a lawsuit accusing the Mountain View company of violating wiretap laws. The legal dispute has continued over time and has led to a sobering decision by Google.

Google accused of tracking every page incognito: the company’s decision

Sundar Pichai’s company has ended up at the center of media attention in recent years for its incognito mode. The lawsuit filed by Chasom Browm, Maria Nguyen and William Byatt is driven by a very serious accusation against Google. In fact, it was claimed that sites using Google Analytics or Ad Manager collected information from browsers even when incognito mode was active, including web page content, IP address and device data.

Accusations against Google over incognito mode – ()

The plaintiffs accused the American company of stealing information from every Chrome user. In the first phase of the dispute, Google tried to have it archived by leveraging the message that appears when the mode is activated. The communication highlights that the activity may be visible to the websites you visit, your employer or school and the relevant provider.

The defense put forward by the tech giant did not convince judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers who rejected the request, highlighting how Google never specified to users that data collection continued even during incognito browsing. Years later, and to put a point to the matter, Google and the plaintiffs would have found an agreement to definitively close the dispute. The agreed terms are expected to be submitted to the court by the end of January, with approval expected to arrive by the end of February.